First GDI-CIF Learning Event

June 6, 2019 to June 7, 2019

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and the Global Delivery Initiative (GDI) are excited to host their first joint learning event. Together CIF and GDI make for a powerful partnership, combining the experience of the world’s largest multilateral climate finance instrument with an extensive library of evidence-based case studies.

In 2017, CIF and GDI joined forces to better understand the operational challenges that constrain climate finance projects, taking GDI’s unique evidence-based lens to CIF’s on-the-ground experience. The collaboration has led to the development of six delivery case studies across Latin America, Asia, and Africa, each mapping how practitioners on the front lines of climate change are embedding adaptive management to address difficult development questions such as:

  • What are the inherent risks of private climate financing, and what instruments make projects bankable?
  • How do governments manage competing interests in climate-smart regulatory reform?
  • What beneficiary-selection strategies are most effective for managing collective action problems and maximizing welfare outcomes?

On June 6 and 7th CIF and GDI will host a two-day learning event at World Bank headquarters aimed at sharing lessons from these case studies, leveraging institutional and partner know-how to dissect and disseminate successful and unsuccessful strategies. The cohort of speakers draws from diverse institutional perspectives— multilateral development banks, bilateral organizations, governments, the private sector, and civil society—thereby creating a well-rounded discourse that aids practitioners to deliver ground-breaking projects within challenging contexts.

Click here to register for the event.


Day 1 - June 6, 2019

  • 9:30: Day-1 Recap + Introducing GDI Delivery Labs
  • 10:00 Workshop Session: Delivery Labs
  • 12:00 Report Back
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Panel Discussion: “From Urgency to Action: How to Rapidly Drive Private Sector Investment in Climate Adaptation in Developing Countries
  • 14:30 Hard Talk: Confronting the difficult questions
  • 15:45 Closing Session


    The Climate Investment Funds 

    The Global Delivery Initiative GDI 



During the two-day conference, we invite you to:

  • High-level panel discussion: "Learning by Doing, The Importance of Adaptive Management in Delivering Transformational Climate Action", June 6, 10:15 AM
  • Panel Discussion: “Gender Inclusion in Climate Change”, June 6, 3:30 PM
  • Panel Discussion: “From Urgency to Action: How to Rapidly Drive Private Sector Investment in Climate Adaptation in Developing Countries”, June 7, 1:30 PM


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